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Nikki Bella has silenced speculation she is expecting her second child.

The ‘Total Bellas’ star welcomed son Matteo – whom she has with her partner Artem Chigvintsev – into the world in July, and has since been sharing her postpartum body journey on social media.

When one follower suggested she was “pregnant again” this week, she explained that she was simply “super bloated” from “travel and hormones” and joked that she “had abs in the day and a little bell at night”.

She reacted on her Instagram Story: “No lol. My dress was baggy and with the number placement and being super bloated from travel and hormones (milk is coming to an end) I totally look it. It is what it is lol. Had abs in the day and a little bell at night. #momlife.(sic)”

The 37-year-old star was inundated with people asking her the same question and vowed to educate everyone on how the body changes after having a child.

She added in a comment: “So, a lot of people have asked me this since the weekend, sucks, LOL. “But I talk about it on the podcast tomorrow. Hormones, body changes and holding eight pounds of water weight! Today back to normal! (sic)”

Last month, Nikki declared that she was “almost back” to her pre-baby body.

Writing on the photo-sharing platform, she shared: “With healthy eating, increase of workout activity and Emsculpt Neo this Mama is almost back to her pre baby body! … #emsculpt #emsculptneo #moremusclelessfat (sic)”

While she has also recently admitted to feeling “conflicted” over whether to have another child.

Part of her does want to give Matteo a sibling but she also wants to prioritize her career and make her return to WWE alongside her twin sister Brie Bella next year.

She said: “I’ve been having some conflict in my head lately. And I know I talk to you about this a lot, I go back and forth, but baby number two.

“So I thought I was one and done and then Matteo makes me want to give him a sibling and Artem makes me want to give him a baby girl, not that I have any control over that. Then I’m like, ‘Closer in age is good,’ but then I’m like, ‘I really want to do a WWE return with you Brie. I really want to go after the tag title.’ That’s one thing I really want to do before I hang up the Nikes for good.”



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Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo recently revealed that he is open to the idea of a spinoff, starring him and Joe Keery, who portrays the character of Steve in the popular Netflix series. The young actor, who plays Dustin Henderson in the show had also recently opened up about the new season of Stranger Things and stated that it would be more mature than the last seasons. Here is everything you need to know about the potential spinoff, that he would like to do with Joe Keery.

Stranger Things spinoff 

In an interview with ET Online, actor Gaten Matarazzo stated that a Dustin-Steve spinoff would be good if it were in a weird niche format, something like WandaVision type thing or like a web series type thing where on YouTube, there are weekly episodes of little hijinks they get into, like every now and again, like a skit show. He added that he doesn’t know if a Dustin and Steve full-series spinoff is sustainable because what would the show revolve around if it was just the two of them. 

The young actor had also spoken about the new season of Stranger Things and stated that it has definitely matured and that the creators want the show to mature with their kids. He added that as they are growing older as people, they have to grow older as characters too and when confronted with this issue, they have to embrace it and use it to their advantage. Matarazzo concluded by saying that working with the creators and writers is just exceptional and always has been. 

More about the show 

Stranger Things season 4 is bringing back David Harbour as Jim Hopper. He was said to be dead at the end of the third season, but the first teaser of the upcoming season showed that he is alive and is captured by the Russian and is now a prisoner. The Duffer Brothers developed the series as a mix of investigative drama alongside supernatural elements portrayed with horror, science fiction, and childlike sensibilities. Set in the 1980s, the show follows a group of friends who have an encounter with the upside-down world and how it influences their lives.

Image Credits: Gaten Matarazzo official Instagram Account 

 

 

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For long, communist themes have dominated the political genre in Malayalam cinema. But, in recent years, filmmakers have begun to embrace other colours of Indian politics too. Take, for example, Mammootty’s recently released One. Judging from the trailer, many speculated that Mammootty’s character appeared similar to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The filmmakers, however, steered clear of directly propagating any ideology or political party. So much so that the screenwriter duo Bobby-Sanjay doesn’t even mention the name of the political party that the protagonist belongs to or the ideology he believes in. All we saw was a film on sorry state of politics and how it is no longer considered public service.

In the same way, director Mahesh Narayanan’s upcoming political thriller Malik introduces to us a new political expression in Kerala. Rarely we see a mainstream film where a minority community is shown unapologetically asserting its political will.

Here is a list of the best Malayalam political films that released in the last 10 years.

Vellimoonga

It is a political satire, starring Biju Menon in the lead role. The film follows the struggles of a politician of a national party, which has no standing whatsoever in state politics. He neither has popularity nor financial support to win an MLA seat. He has invested the majority of his life in politics but he has nothing to show for it. At 40, he has only his wit and moxie and political acumen to rely on as he tries to marry a girl of his liking. Vellimoonga is streaming on Disney plus Hotstar.

Eeda

Eeda was the directorial debut of renowned film editor B Ajithkumar. Induced by a heavy dose of realism, it is the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The film is set in the modern-day Kannur, which has become an epic centre of political hatred. The film reflects on the horrors of political violence and lust for a bloodbath. Eeda is streaming on Netflix.

Sakhavu

Helmed by National Award-winning filmmaker Sidhartha Siva, the film is a commentary on how politics is perceived by youngsters as a quick way to acquire money and power. The film follows Krishna Kumar, played by Nivin Pauly. He is a power-hungry general secretary of a communist student body. A ruthless and corrupt climber, he is even ready to throw his comrade to wolves if it helps him to further his political career. Sakhavu is streaming on Disney plus Hotstar.

Oru Mexican Aparatha

This 2017 box office hit is director Tom Emmatty’s unapologetic love letter to the idea of communism and revolution. The film shows us how bloody college campus politics can get. Set in the backdrop of Kochi’s Maharaja College, the film follows the rivalry between the members of CPI(M) and Congress parties. And it is easily one of the beautifully shot political films in Malayalam in the past decade.

Ramaleela

This film was written by Sachy, whose untimely death has left a huge void in the Malayalam film industry. Like all his other films, Ramaleela is also heavy on punchlines. Set in a volatile political backdrop, the film tells the story of political leader K. R. Ramanunni, played by Dileep, who has recently switched his loyalty from the communist party. He becomes a prime suspect in a high-profile murder investigation and is forced to go into hiding until he proves his innocence. Ramaleela is available on Google Play Movies.

Lucifer

The 2019 blockbuster film thrives on the screen presence of its lead star, Mohanlal. And the visual style of a debut director Prithviraj Sukumaran and memorable dialogues by screenwriter Murali Gopy. The film doesn’t burden itself with the responsibility of romanticising politics as a service to people. Instead, it reminds us politics is not about choosing between good and bad. But, it is about choosing between the lesser of two evils. Lucifer is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Unda

Director Khalid Rahman’s film revolves around the struggles of a group of policemen from Kerala, who are deployed to ensure the security of a polling booth in a Naxal-infested area. They have no real-world experience dealing with unimaginable security challenges and humanitarian crises that prevails in dark corners of our country. Unda is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Janamaithri

It is a political satire, which is written and directed by John Manthrickal. The film follows a series of hilarious mishaps that happens when Kerala cops are forced to implement a Central government order to improve the relationship between the police department and the public. Janamaithri is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.



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The Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host a virtual book discussion of “Disappearing Earth,” by Julia Phillips, on Wednesday, April 28, at 2 p.m.

Registration is required by April 27.

For more information or to register, call (312) 747-9673 or visit chipublib.org.

The Oak Lawn Park District will host a Pitch, Hit & Run event on Thursday, April 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. This is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.

Kids ages 7 to14 are invited to compete in this free contest. Overall champions will advance to the sectionals with the possibility of competing at a Major League Baseball stadium in June.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver prior to the start of the competition.

For more information or to register, call (708) 857-2420 or visit olparks.com.

Upcoming virtual events hosted by the Blue Island Library include the following:

Instant Pot Basics, Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. Learn recipes, tips and tricks for using an Instant Pot and other pressure cookers.

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation, Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Learn how to calm the body and mind by sitting in meditation and finding a place of happiness and peace within to reduce anxiety and fortify against the stresses of life.

Children can celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, at 12 p.m. Listen to stories about the Earth and learn how to take care of the Earth.

The 10th annual Children’s Day Celebration, will be Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m., with Ricky Roo and Friends Puppet Show. All family members are welcome to join this virtual program.

Gather new design ideas for a garden, container or home on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Oak Lawn Public Library. In this virtual program, the library will host a Cook South Suburban Master Gardener Speakers Bureau member who will share tips on how to successfully plant, harvest and preserve herbs

For more information, call (708) 422-4990 or visit olpl.org.



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Brie Bella says “nothing is better” than life with Daniel Bryan as she marked their seventh anniversary.

The ‘Bella Twins’ star celebrated the couple’s seventh wedding anniversary over the weekend and she marked the happy occasion by sharing a set of sweet photos from her wedding day and their time together.

Sharing a carousel of images on photo-sharing site Instagram, she wrote: “7 wonderful years with my SweetFace … Nothing is better than experiencing life with you. Love you @bryanldanielson Happy Anniversary (sic)”

Meanwhile, Daniel – whose real name is Bryan Danielson – previously heaped praise on his wife Brie and her twin sister Nikki as the wrestling duo were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last week.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote to mark the occasion for Brie and her twin sister Nikki: So proud of both @thebriebella and @thenikkibella as they enter the Hall of Fame tonight. Early in my WWE career, the three of us were put together, and because of that my life has been made so much better. The Bellas have given so much, both in the ring and outside of it, to make WWE a better place. I couldn’t be happier to have such strong, powerful women as role models to my little girl. And couldn’t be prouder to have Bri as my wife, love life! All the way to Neptune (sic)”

Back in May 2020, Brie and Daniel admitted they were both keen “to work” on their marriage and they had planned a trip to Sedona, Arizona together in order to help them rebuild their romantic connection.

In a confessional, Brie said: “In the last eight years, Bryan and I have just wanted different things than what we’ve both wanted together in the beginning. I think we really need to come up with some compromises, and I know that if I want my marriage to work, I have to go into Sedona so honest. I can’t come back to Phoenix with any regrets.”



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Joseph Siravo has died.

The ‘Sopranos’ actor – who played Tony Soprano’s father Johnny in flashback scenes in the drama series – has passed away at the age of 64 following a long battle with cancer.

His daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed the news on Instagram alongside a number of family photos.

She wrote: “I was by his side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse.

“We are both so lucky to be so intensely loved. I am so immensely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know that he hasn’t gone very far.

“He had many credits, but his favourite one by far was that of Nonno Joe.”

Joseph’s ‘Sopranos’ co-star, Garry Pastore, was the first to break the news when he shared a tribute to his friend.

He wrote: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”

In the comments of his post, co-star Lillo Brancato Jr wrote: “Oh wow RIP.”

Maureen Van Zandt shared a picture of the late actor on Twitter and remembered him as “a talented and lovely man”.

She wrote: “Just heard Joe passed away. A talented and lovely man. A perfect Johnny Boy Soprano. Took this at the workshop of Piece of My Heart, Bway show about Bert Berns. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.(sic)”

Joseph was also a veteran of the stage and fellow Broadway star Kelli O’Hara took to Instagram to pay tribute.

She wrote: “#rip @josephsiravo

the stage and screen and I will miss you. #thelightinthepiazza (sic)”

The ‘People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ actor made his on-screen debut in 1993 movie ‘Carlito’s Way’ and most recently appeared in 2019’s political drama film ‘The Report’.

On stage, Joseph was best known for putting in more than 2,000 performances as Gyp DeCarlo in the first national tour of ‘Jersey Boys’ from 2006 onwards.



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Henry Cavill has made his relationship with Natalie Viscuso Instagram official.

The 37-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a picture of him and his “beautiful and brilliant love” playing a game of chess over the weekend. 

He quipped and gushed in the caption: “This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess.”

According to her LinkedIn page, Natalie is the vice president of television and digital studios at Legendary Entertainment, a production company involved in Henry’s 2020 flick ‘Enola Holmes’ and 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’.

Natalie, 31, was also featured on a 2005 episode of MTV’s ‘My Super Sweet 16’ when she reached the milestone age.

The new couple was spotted last week holding hands on a walk with his beloved pooch Kal.

Henry has previously been romantically linked to the likes of former ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco and stuntwoman Lucy Cork.

His new romance is seemingly serious as he previously admitted he and his past partners have been subjected to “a slew of hate”.

And while the Superman actor finds it “enormously flattering” that people “care that much” about him and his love life, he will step back if the people in his life get “hurt” by the negativity.

Speaking of the pros and cons of being in the spotlight in 2017, he said:  “There is obviously a flip-side to [fame], too: as soon as I get into a relationship, a slew of hate, directed at me as well as the girl, saying that I’ve changed.

“I haven’t changed a bit.

“But you have to take all of that in your stride, there are positive and negative parts to all of it, but ultimately it is enormously flattering to have people care that much. “As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone in my life, it is a good thing. As soon as it starts to affect people in my life, that’s when I drawback.”



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